Introducing Our 2024 OpenAQ Community Ambassadors!

2 min readApr 1, 2024


We are thrilled to announce this year’s OpenAQ Community Ambassador cohort! Together with OpenAQ, these talented young professionals commit to advocating for data transparency and contribute to collective action against air pollution.

Besides receiving training from the OpenAQ team on the current technology and tools for air quality data analysis, such as the OpenAQ Explorer and API, the Community Ambassadors will learn about the fundamentals of air pollution monitoring, air pollution and health, and open data principles. They will have opportunities to interact with the wide network of air quality researchers and advocates within the OpenAQ community.

As OpenAQ Community Ambassadors, these individuals serve as facilitators of open data and air quality monitoring in their locales. To jumpstart this, they will receive air sensors — many thanks to the generosity and support of our partners AirGradient and ATMO.

This year’s ambassadors are:

Europe and Central Asia
- Ravkat Mukhtarov (Almaty, Kazakhstan)
- Kostadin Kostadinov (Plovdiv, Bulgaria)
Sub-Saharan Africa
- Tatiana Melissa Kwenkeu Tondji (Douala, Cameroon)
- António H. Banze (Maputo, Mozambique)
South Asia
- Sapana Bhujel (Kathmandu, Nepal)
- Aminath Maiha Hameed (Malé, Maldives)
- Rakib Hossain (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Latin America & Caribbean
- Safiya Cummings (Piarco, Trinidad and Tobago)
- Rafaela Borth (Florianópolis, Brazil)
East Asia & Pacific
- Victor John Magtulis (Iloilo, Philippines)

Read more about each ambassador on the People page of OpenAQ’s website (scroll down).




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